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  • Writer's pictureAdelee Russell

God's not done.

Philippians 1:6 "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns" (NLT).

God is wholly, completely, irreversibly committed to our growth. And that comforts me so much. That means that no matter how many times I mess up or stray He is right there. Pursuing me. Guiding me. Growing me. Transforming me.

All He asks for is my surrender to His loving wisdom. I don't have to try harder. I don't have to do more. I just have to let HIM do more in me. Consent and surrender. That's all He asks (Revelation 3:20). Everything else is up to Him.

John 14:26 tells us "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you" (NIV).

The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. And He is committed to our growth. He is committed to helping us learn how to walk in the fruit of our salvation. He is committed to showing us what it means to walk in the freedom Christ has given us.

Just as Jesus' teacher / student relationship was tenderly intimate--not only with the twelve disciples, but also with others who lived life with Him like Mary Magdalene (when she finds Jesus risen in the garden she calls Him the most affectionate term ever used for teacher: "Rabboni" (John 20:16)). Our teacher / student relationship with the Holy Spirit is just as intimate if not more.

Isaiah 30:20-21 says, "... He will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, 'This is the way you should go.' whether to the right or the left" (NLT).

Jesus Himself assures us of this intimacy with the Holy Spirit when He says, "But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don't the Advocate [Holy Spirit] won't come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you" (NLT).

It's hard to fathom anything better than Jesus with us in bodily form, but Jesus says it nonetheless.

We are not alone on our journey. God is with us through His Holy Spirit. He will teach us. He will grow us. He will never give up on us. He is committed to us even when our commitment to Him is anything but consistent.

He will do the work. He will change our hearts. The only thing we have to do is surrender.

Hebrews 3:15, "As it has just been said, 'Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion'" (NIV).

Philippians 2:13, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him" (NLT).

Galatians 2:20, "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (NLT).

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